Jan 11, 2013 4:30am PST
ban on adoptions. the kremlin says a deal with the united states will remain valid until 2014 despite a new law. president putin signed the bill in response to a u.s. anticorruption measure, and 1,500 adoptions were threatened but the old adoption agreement remains in effect for one year after either party cancels it which russia did last year. >> if pakistan -- in pakistan the biggest city is on high alert after 115 were left dead in bombings. there are searches on vehicles in the capital after militants claimed responsibility for a bombing at a packed pool hall. another bombing that targeted paramilitary soldiers where there is a large shia community and people are wanted to keep an eye out for anything suspicious. >> president obama welcomes afghan president karzai to the white house this morning to discuss the future of the united states role in afghanistan. he made the rounds in washington yesterday attending a working dinner with secretary of state hillary clinton and he visited the pentagon where he was greeted by defense secretary panetta and other top military officials. sour
Jan 28, 2013 4:30am PST
returned safely. iran wants to send an astronaut into orbit. the united states is concerned they could use it to develop long-range nuclear missiles. >> families are identifying loved ones after 230 people died when a fire broke out in a brazil nightclub. smoke filled the nightclub in the southern brazil center. party growers grabbed axs to help reach people trapped in the club. firefighters suspect that the fire could have started when the band lit flares on the stage. that ignited the ceiling. a doctor believes most of the victims died from inhaling toxic fumes. >> a couple was on a sightseeing friendship and the plane they were in lost power and crashed into the river. they were wearing life vests and were able to get out of the plane before it sank. they were rescued in 30 minutes. both are hospitalized in stable condition. >> there is new information about the grounding of boeing 787 dreamliner, the national transportation safety board reveals the jetliner that caught fire january 7 had only been delivered to japan airlines three weeks earlier. the fire broke out in one of the batteri
Jan 15, 2013 4:30am PST
, with the state-owned property sold by a private developer who will build a 400-unit apartment complex. residents have not had luck fighting the eviction order. a judge denied the request for a restraining order. a few tenants have decided to defy the order. >> bart has a new customer satisfaction that shows the attitudes to bart are improving, with overall satisfaction at 84 percent up 2 percent from the last survey. 93 percent would recommend bart to a friend or out of town guest. 70 percent agree it is a good value for the money. the survey showed room for improvement in elevators and stations being clean and available seats on the trains. >> satisfaction could be up if they have ample heating on the train. >> nice warm seat to sit on. >> standing room only, maybe you like that body heat. >> a way to look at it. >> good morning, everyone. i promise by the afternoon hours we will have a warming trend. we will get to 60 and maybe mid-60's by the weekend. today we will be in the low-to-mid 50's in most neighborhoods and 57 in oakland and 58 in santa rosa and 56 today in san jose and 54 in san fra
Jan 10, 2013 4:30am PST
is at the oakland zoo. >> scientists could unlock the secrets of the unit years. the larger of the two moons orbiting mars, and we are introduced to engineers who are hard at work on a new kind of rover. >> you can see a hopping and tumbling motion. >> this is early stimulation of a robot that could look like this, a ball covered in spikes. the professor at stanford called it a hedge hog that could explore mars' biggest moon which is about the size of san francisco bay and has almost no gravity. >> nasa mars rovers have wheels they may not work on this. >> if you tried a wheel system in low gravity you could flip it over and you could just completely lose control. >> rather than rolling, the students are making hedge hogs tumble and hop using spinning motors sealed inside. they have started with this two dimensional model of how it will work in gravity. >> i let it go and slowly it drifts back down. as if this were the ground. >> the next prototype is in three dimensions and researchers use a small model of the giant shipping crane at the port of oakland to stimulate microgravity on a miniat
Jan 9, 2013 4:30am PST
have a chance of sprinkles later. we will have more on that coming up. >> the head of the united states antidoping agency says lance armstrong offers a six figure donation to the agency at a time when he knew he was under investigation. a representative of the cyclist offered town $250,000 in 2004. armstrong was stripped of the seven tour de france titles last year and denied all allegations having used performance enhancement activists and is scheduled to sit sit down with h for the first interview. >> congressman thompson has a series of forums on gun violence including one tonight in vallejo after the shootings in connecticut. passions ran high last night during the first forum held in napa. abc7 news reporter has more. >> the evening featured passionate give-and-take on the subject of gun control and rights. >> to sit there and try to limit and encourage people to limit our constitution is appalling. >> at times the man getting the backlash was democratic congressman thompson just appointed by pelosi to lead a gun violence prevention task force after the shooting of 20 elementary sc
Jan 4, 2013 4:30am PST
percent of all searches in the united states going through google. polaroid has a chain of photo bars where you can edit, store, and print on the paper or wood or bamboo. >> a new report suggests apple will voice a line of voice-act have ited apparel in the next 1 lows altos, and petaluma and all the bay area this is abc7 news. >> good morning, thank you for joining us at 4:42 on friday morning. this is the embarcardero in san francisco the ferry building and the bay bridge. dry out there this morning. another chilly morning. rain is on the way. mike nicco will have the full forecast in a little bit. this afternoon a legendary head coach will step down. concord school is holding a press conference at 3:00 this afternoon. he told abc7 last month that he was contemplating retirement. everyone expected this will be the announcement. the 58-year-old has been the head coach of the spartans for 34 years leading to 29 section championships and led a team at one to 151-game ringing streak and last month he won the 4th straight state title. >> 49ers place kicker has taken a more serious turn.
Jan 17, 2013 4:30am PST
a fetus and it can prevent some deaths. it confirms what the united states health officials have been urging for five years that the pregnant women get the shots. >> you may have seen gloves or socks designed to make your skin soft. now, wrangler introduces moisturizing jeans which will make your legs feel softer for 15 days after wearing them if the first time. they run $140 each and will be available online at the end of the month. >> maybe if they could shave your legs for you, as well. >> i was thinking the same thing. >> following breaking news from overseas with a major development in a hostage crisis. some of the people held captive may have escaped. we will go like to washington, dc. >> the new tactic unveiled in san francisco to >> live from the cog broadcast center, this is abc7 news. >> thursday, 5:00, thanks for joining us, i am kristen sze. >> an algerian security official says 20 hostages, including some americans, escaped the captors at a b.p. natural gas plant. right now, we will check in with abc news live in washington, dc, with the latest on this breaking situation.
Jan 23, 2013 4:30am PST
varieties of "rising crust frozen pizza" are affected and is distributed throughout the united states. they say no metal has been found in the finished product. this is precaution only. no consumer complaints or illnesses have been reported. >> two japanese retailers say bay area business is good and they will open more stores. our media partner reports that the company is expanding, the clotting store first moved to union square three months ago, known for magic mirror, that lets customers try on just one jacket and like magic electronically changes the color do see how it looks. no word on when the new stores will open and another home good store is planning to expand later this year in to downtown san jose. >> next at 5:00 a.m. a call for help is answered, the reinforcements come to deal with oaklands crime crisis. >> super bowl ticket holders are cashing in on a gold rush wi [ male announcer ] pillsbury grands biscuits. delicious. but say i press a few out flat... add some beef sloppy joe sauce... and cheese fold it all up and boom! i just made an unbeatable unsloppy joe pillsbury